Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Mike Johanns
U.S. Senate 

An Example


All too often in Washington, partisan gridlock seems to be the name of the game. But last week, in a reassuring display of will, the Senate put aside its differences to pass important legislation for our men and women in uniform, our veterans and our national security.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes Department of Defense operations, passed in the Senate by a vote of 98-0. The NDAA included some important provisions for Nebraska as well as some bipartisan amendments I offered to help our veterans.

One of these amendments, the Helping Iraq and Afghanistan Vete...

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